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Jewish pioneers

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 39 Collections and/or Records:

Blazing the Trail, Panel 2, 2001

 Item — Object B297.02.02.00029: Series B297.02 [Barcode: U186023282590]
Identifier: B297.02.01.00029

One of 12 exhibit display panels from the exhibit "Blazing the Trail: Denver's Jewish Pioneers." Panel titled "Blazing the Trail: Denver's Jewish Pioneers" features Fred Salomon, Frances Wisebart Jacobs, Benjamin Jacobs, Philip Hornbein, Leopold Mayer and Otto Mears.

Dates: 2001

Box 3, 2015

 File — Box B321.01.0003: Series B321.01 [Barcode: U186023261196]
Identifier: B321.01.0003

(1) blue binder contains the research and commentary of Miles Saltiel, "The Cotopaxi Papers, Miles Saltiel, London, 2015."

Miles Saltiel, who is related to Emmanuel Saltiel, has researched and interpreted many of the Cotopaxi documents.

Dates: 2015

Box 29: Colorado Jewish History Week, May 25-31, 1992, 1991 - 1993

 File — Box B230.02.0029: Series B230.02 [Barcode: U186023303574]
Identifier: B230.02.0029

Box contains eight file folders related to Colorado Jewish History Week, which took place May 25-31, 1992. Topics include publicity, correspondence, general documents, income and finances, contracts, scholar-in-residence, May 31st dinner, and agency fair/history week Shabbat. The box also contains the book produced for the week, A Colorado Jewish Family Album 1859-1992, and sample versions to demonstrate full page/half page advertisements.

Dates: Event: May 25-31, 1992; Coverage: 1991 - 1993

Brandon, Colorado, 1978-1998

Identifier: B114.02.0001.0006

The Bain family left Sioux City in 1910 to homestead in Kiowa county in Colorado. In addition to farming his homestead in southeast Colorado, Edward Bain's father served as rabbi for High Holidays at a small synagogue in Pueblo. Edward's reminiscences feature colorful details of life on the homestead.

Dates: 1978-1998

Butler Family, 1935-1965

Identifier: B111.01.0001.0019
Abstract Nathan Butler (1849-1935) and his wife Rosa Greenblatt Butler (1859-1936) immigrated with their children Louis and Fanny to the United States from Russia in 1893. They initially settled in Lewiston, Montana, but moved to the mining town of Kendall, Montana, in 1899. During this period, the Butlers had three more children, Dora, Julia, and Lena ("Lee"). Butler opened a successful dry goods store in Kendall in 1901. When the Kendall mines were closed in 1909, the family left to start a...
Dates: 1935-1965

Cheyenne, Wyoming, 1916-1921, 1980-2014

Identifier: B114.09.0001.0007

Two Jewish men, Simon Bamberger and Henry Altman, were among the founders of Cheyenne in 1867. Jewsh businessmen followed, and the first congregation was incorporated in 1888. B'nai B'rith was established in Cheyenne, Wyoming in 1921.

Dates: 1916-1921, 1980-2014

Chugwater, Wyoming, 1978

Identifier: B114.09.0001.0008

Yiddish-speaking homesteaders from Eastern Europe settled in this remote prairie town in response to free land and a dream of life on the farm. Thirty-one families eventually formed a tight-knit community and organized the Chugwater Yiddishe School, a one-room schoolhouse. Most Jews eventually left, but a few families stayed until the 1930s.

Dates: 1978

Drachman Brothers, 1992, 1836-1911

Identifier: B111.03.0003.0002

Phillip and Samuel Drachman came to the United States from Russian Poland during the 1850s in order to escape conscription in the Czar's army. The Drachman brothers settled in the Arizona Territory and became merchants in Tucson. The family gained prominence within the community, working in business and philanthropy.

Dates: 1992; Coverage: 1836-1911

Hyman Zadek Salomon , 1969

Identifier: B111.09.0009.0002

Hyman Z. Salomon was born in 1832 in Posen, Prussia. He moved to what was then the city of Auraria, now Denver, in 1859 and is claimed to be the first Jewish settler in Colorado. He married Cecilia Joel and the couple had two daughters. Hyman originally set up as a mercantile man but he was also involved with the Capitol Hydraulic Company, the Platte River Ditch Company, and several other businesses in Denver along with his brother, Fred Z. Salomon. Hyman passed away on November 21, 1897.

Dates: 1969

Isaac Goldstein, circa 1879

Identifier: B111.04.0004.0011

Little is known about Isaac Goldstein (?-1879) beyond that he was killed in the White River War (Ute War) and his body was found by soldiers. It is said that Goldstein was searching for his lost love in the West, believing her to have been captured by a Native American tribe.

Dates: circa 1879